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5 Tips for Finding Off-Campus Housing Overseas
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Jul 21, 2016
“Not all global universities offer dorms or other types of student housing like many U.S. schools do. For this and other reasons, students pursuing long-term international studies or international degree programs may have to fend for themselves when it comes to finding a place to live. Eve Binder, a U.S. student, had to find her own housing in the U.K. prior to starting a master's degree program at the University of Oxford.”
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12 Colleges That Have Produced the Most Astronauts
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Jul 21, 2016
“Before Astronaut School, There Was College”
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Turkish President Announces 3-Month State of Emergency After Failed Military Coup
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Jul 21, 2016
“Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared a three-month state of emergency, less than a week after a failed military coup attempted to remove his government from power. The Board of Higher Education yesterday demanded the resignation of 1,577 deans from every university in the country, according to state-run Turkish media. The Ministry of Education also fired 15,200 teachers because of suspected ties to organizers of the coup, according to The AP.”
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Did your college mislead you about job prospects? It might become far easier to have your loans forgiven.
by Education
Jul 21, 2016
“Colleges should worry about a new rule that could lead to billions of dollars in college loan forgiveness.”
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Liberal arts or business education? Both, deans say.
by Education
Jul 21, 2016
“Two deans at Lehigh University argue that a more holistic approach to education would better serve students”
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Pokémon goes to college (and terrorizes mascot)
by Education
Jul 21, 2016
“Some colleges ban it. Some embrace it. McDaniel College features its "Green Terror" mascot in a parody video of Pokémon Go on campus.”
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Online education programs aim to stop sexual assault before it occurs
by Education
Jul 21, 2016
“Washington-based EverFi acquired LawRoom and will provide assault-prevention programs to 1,300 campuses.”
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The Cost of College: The Trouble With Hillary Clinton’s Free Tuition Plan
by NYT > Education
Jul 20, 2016
“Differences in how states finance higher education mean such a policy could end up being hugely expensive, grossly unfair or both.”
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Melania Trump's speech was run through a plagiarism checker
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Jul 20, 2016
“College students, take note: if you plagiarize, people will notice. Melania Trump spoke during the Republican National Convention on Monday night, leaving some viewers with a sense of déjà vu. SEE ALSO: 11 totally real earlier drafts of Melania Trump's speech Following a tweet from journalist Jarrett Hill, many called out Trump on blatantly plagiarizing Michelle Obama's 2008 speech from the Democratic National Convention in Denver. Looking at the speeches side by side, they are shockingly similar. The Washingtonian ran the transcripts of the suspicious paragraphs from Trump's speech through a comparison plagiarism checker, Small SEO Tools. The results, perhaps predictably, showed that nearly half of the speech was taken directly from Obama's speech. "The first half of the excerpt came in at 46 percent non-unique, while the next few sentences registered at 44 percent non-unique," wrote The Washingtonian. Mashable also ran the transcripts through the checker, and came up with similar results. The first excerpt, however, came up as 47 percent non-unique. Image: Small seo tools According to The Washingtonian , citing the plagiarism checker TurnItIn.com, "the likelihood that a 16-word match is ‘just a coincidence’ is less than 1 in a trillion. Melania Trump’s longest match? 23 words." This particular type of plagiarism is known as "clone plagiarism," in which the copier lifts words and phrases verbatim from another source. College professors agree that this kind of copying is not acceptable. Barbara Perry, director of presidential studies and co-chairwoman of the Presidential Oral History Program at the Miller Center at the University of Virginia, told USA Today, "if I were reading a student paper and two paragraphs were lifted almost verbatim, I would turn the student into the dean and then he or she would decide the student's fate in terms of the college." Still, Team Trump is denying all accusations about the speech, citing everything from My Little Pony to directly blaming Hillary Clinton for the backlash. Still, let's hope Team Trump doesn't turn in any college papers. BONUS: Find Doc Brown in a Sea of Bernie Sanders”
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At the White House, college-bound students celebrated for overcoming steep odds
by Education
Jul 20, 2016
“First lady Michelle Obama lauds the perseverance of students who have pushed through challenges to reach for higher education.”
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Study: Private Colleges Up Tuition Discounts
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Jul 19, 2016
“Despite the annual sticker price shock, many students and their families are receiving tuition discounts at private colleges. Under tuition discounting, a school offsets its published tuition price with grant aid from the institution to entice students to enroll at their college. It's a practice that began more than three decades ago -- and one that is more commonplace at many private schools, college financial aid administrators say.”
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Salaries for heads of some public colleges now more than $1 million
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Jul 19, 2016
“An increasing number of public college presidents earned at least $1 million in 2015, as the cost of student tuition and fees continues to climb. Five presidents were paid packages of more than $1 million in the 2015 fiscal year, with Renu Khator, chancellor of the University of Houston system and president of the University of Houston campus, topping the list, according to an annual survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education. Dr. Khator earned $1.3 million for being chancellor and president.”
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As drop-off looms, a professor's note for new college parents
by Education
Jul 19, 2016
“You can’t give good advice about managing an issue at college if you’ve become part of the drama.”
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Berkeley student killed in Nice was second from that university to die in a terrorist attack this month
by Education
Jul 19, 2016
“Nicolas Leslie was taking part in a University of California at Berkeley summer program in France when a truck rammed into a crowd celebrating Bastille Day.”
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Educators Are Fighting College Food Insecurity
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Jul 17, 2016
“A starving college student’s diet may spark images of surviving on Cup Noodles, but for nearly half of the 240,000 students at the University of California’s 10 campuses, imagination is reality. A report released Monday on food insecurity concluded that four in 10 students in the statewide system have no consistent access to “high quality and nutritious” foods. Of the nearly 9,000 UC students surveyed, lower-income students were more likely to be food insecure than their higher-income peers, and nearly one in five students experienced “very low food security,” including skipping meals because of limited resources.”
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'Working 80 Hours a Week Leaves Very Little Time to Waste Money'
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Jul 17, 2016
“A doctor of disadvantaged patients details her long and arduous path to financial security: I would like to add my financial story to the numerous responses you have received from other readers. I would like to remain anonymous. I grew up in a lower-middle class setting: My father was an engineer, my mother a teacher’s aide, then a teacher. I never had to worry about food on the table, much less a roof over my head, but there was no room for extras. By the time I was in high school, we were settled very comfortably in middle class. Then the recession of the early 2000s hit, the company my father worked for closed down, and I graduated high school and started college, with my parents living on a single income and my elementary school-aged brother still at home. By nature (and perhaps a little by nurture as well), I was always a frugal person, but knowledge that my parents were borrowing almost $40,000 a year to pay my college tuition kept me on the very straight and narrow. I only ate the two meals a day that were included in my room and board. I walked everywhere. The rare trips into the city were done via public transportation. After I graduated from college, I attended medical school, and this time, the student loans were in my name.”
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The job nobody can seem to keep: college president
by Education
Jul 16, 2016
“If colleges and universities are going to fill their leadership void in the coming years, they will have little choice but to consider candidates who didn’t follow those typical pathways through academia.”
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Baylor Sexual Assault Report Produces Punishment, but No Paper Trail
by NYT > Education
Jul 15, 2016
“Outside lawyers investigated sexual violence at Baylor University. But a full accounting of the inquiry was never written down — at the university’s request.”
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E-cigarettes could cut smoking-related deaths by 21 percent: study
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Jul 15, 2016
“E-cigarettes could lead to a 21 percent drop in deaths from smoking-related diseases in those born after 1997, according to a study published in Nicotine & Tobacco Research. The study, funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the National Cancer Institute and the Cancer Intervention and Surveillance Modeling Network, found that under most plausible scenarios e-cigarettes and other vapor products have a generally positive public health impact. Earlier this year a University of California study of high school students found that those who used e-cigarettes were more than twice as likely to also smoke traditional cigarettes.”
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How Educators Are Fighting College Food Insecurity
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Jul 15, 2016
“A starving college student’s diet may spark images of surviving on Cup Noodles, but for nearly half of the 240,000 students at the University of California’s 10 campuses, imagination is reality. A report released Monday on food insecurity concluded that four in 10 students in the statewide system have no consistent access to “high quality and nutritious” foods. Of the nearly 9,000 UC students surveyed, lower-income students were more likely to be food insecure than their higher-income peers, and nearly one in five students experienced “very low food security,” including skipping meals due to limited resources.”
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Catholic University's president: 'I'm not a fan of Mr. Trump'
by Education
Jul 15, 2016
“John Garvey, leader of the Vatican's university in America, generally keeps his politics to himself. But he said he takes issue with anti-immigrant rhetoric of the GOP candidate.”
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Columbia University to pay $9.5 million to settle fraud charges
by Education
Jul 15, 2016
“Prosecutors say the Ivy League school inflated the cost of facilities used to conduct research from July 2003 to June 2015.”
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'It never should have gotten to this': U-Md. sanctions officer who used pepper spray to break up a graduation party
by Education
Jul 15, 2016
“A University of Maryland review of the use of pepper spray at a graduation party this spring concluded that its use could have been avoided.”
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College at Odds With Students Over Plan to House Police for Cleveland Convention
by NYT > Education
Jul 14, 2016
“Case Western Reserve University draws criticism for agreeing to accommodate 1,900 officers and National Guardsmen providing added event security.”
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Yale Drops Case Against Worker Who Smashed Window Depicting Slaves
by NYT > Education
Jul 14, 2016
“The university will not press charges after a black dining hall employee broke a stained-glass panel in Calhoun College, the name of which has been the subject of intense debate on campus.”
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U-Va. set aside $2.2 billion for 'strategic investments.' A former board member calls it a 'slush fund.'
by Education
Jul 14, 2016
“University of Virginia announces a new plan for its massive cash reserves. That's likely to raise questions about its spending priorities at a time of budget pressures in public higher education.”
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Temple University Board Seeks to Dismiss President Over Shortfall
by NYT > Education
Jul 13, 2016
“A vote of no confidence was connected with a $22 million deficit in the university’s financial aid budget, the chairman of the board of trustees said.”
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After Outcry, University of California Increases In-State Admission Offers
by NYT > Education
Jul 13, 2016
“The growth will probably help defuse a controversy prompted by accusations that the school pursued nonresidents, who pay higher tuition.”
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Colleges That Offer Loan Assistance to Grads
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Jul 13, 2016
“A growing group of private colleges is providing student loan repayments, helping students gain some financial security after they graduate. "LRAP is just a buffer to help us get on our feet," says Holly Lutton, 24, of Huntington, Indiana, who graduated in 2014 with a degree in youth ministry from Huntington University with $19,000 in student debt. Loan repayment assistance programs, or LRAPs, give college graduates who meet a certain criteria, such as income, funds to help make the monthly payments on their student loans.”
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Sanders to join Clinton on campaign trail in show of party unity
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Jul 13, 2016
“Democrat Bernie Sanders will team up with Hillary Clinton on the campaign trail for the first time on Tuesday, joining her in New Hampshire, where he is expected to endorse her White House campaign in a belated show of party unity. Five weeks after Clinton clinched the Democratic presidential nomination, the U.S. senator from Vermont is scheduled to join her at a rally designed to put their bitter primary campaign behind them and emphasize a shared commitment to beating Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee, in the Nov. 8 election. The appearance in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, concludes weeks of negotiations between the two camps and comes after Clinton last week adopted elements of Sanders’ plans for free in-state college tuition and expanded affordable healthcare coverage.”
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'Heroic’: Campus police officers hurt in Dallas sniper attack didn't let injuries stop them
by Education
Jul 13, 2016
“One El Centro College officer was shot and another cut by shattering glass during Dallas sniper attack, but they kept working to protect fellow officers and civilians.”
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NYU grows outpost in Shanghai, with first class to graduate next year
by Education
Jul 13, 2016
“New York University morphs into a global institution, granting degrees in the United States, the Middle East and soon China.”
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A year after Sweet Briar was saved from closing, school leaders celebrate fundraising growth
by Education
Jul 13, 2016
“Sweet Briar College was closing down last summer when a mediated settlement saved the historic women's college. A year later, they're raising money and hoping to draw more students to the rural Virginia campus.”
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Justice Department is investigating whether a for-profit college company violated federal financial aid rules
by Education
Jul 13, 2016
“Federal prosecutors are looking into whether the parent company of Ashford University is violating a law that prohibits for-profit colleges from getting more than 90 percent of their operating revenue from federal student aid funding.”
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Former U-Va. board member rebuts criticism of university finances
by Education
Jul 13, 2016
“Victoria Harker just ended a term on the University of Virginia's governing board and led the board's finance committee.”
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Correction: University-Freshman Profiling story
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Jul 08, 2016
“EMMITSBURG, Md. (AP) — In a story July 8 about Mount St. Mary's University, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Richard Pokrass is a spokesman for Mount St. Mary's University. Pokrass is a spokesman for the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, not the university.”
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Should Pre-K Teachers Be Earning Poverty Wages?
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Jul 08, 2016
““Brains are literally shaped by the process of thinking,” said Megan Gunnar, a child development professor at the University of Minnesota, in a press call announcing the study. If the U.S. hopes to compete in a highly educated global workforce, “we need a highly trained, highly educated workforce,” and that starts in preschool and child care, Gunnar said. Given that, “I do not know how I can convince people to get trained, take out loans, get a bachelor’s degree, and then go out and make minimum wage” and struggle to earn a living.”
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House rejects proposal to revive year-round Pell grants
by Education
Jul 08, 2016
“A House subcommittee has blocked a Senate effort to provide low-income college students federal grants to take classes throughout the year.”
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Why should rich universities get huge property tax exemptions?
by Education
Jul 08, 2016
“Two analysts wonder why campus property is shielded from taxation, keeping millions of dollars from their host communities. Some schools make voluntary payments; others don't.”
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Will employers gain influence in rating the quality of a college degree?
by Education
Jul 08, 2016
“Given how much money employers spend on tuition benefits, where companies decide to spend their dollars has ripple effects.”
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'Racism is a real thing.' A 46-year-old black student's plea to be treated like a human being.
by Education
Jul 08, 2016
“A 46-year-old African American college student writes a powerful essay on racism.”
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Terror on Dallas campus at center of deadly sniper attack
by Education
Jul 08, 2016
“El Centro College students and faculty hid as sniper fire targeted police. The school remains closed Friday.”
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U.S. to allocate $10 million to non-profits, colleges to fight extremism
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Jul 07, 2016
“The U.S. Department of Homeland Security will announce on Wednesday $10 million in grants for non-profit organizations and colleges to develop counseling programs and other services to turn people away from violent extremism, according to a senior DHS official. The official, who spoke to Reuters on the condition of anonymity before the planned announcement, said the department recognizes law enforcement is limited in its ability to intervene before someone becomes radicalized like Omar Mateen, the gunman who killed 49 people in Orlando last month. After killings by Muslim extremists in San Bernardino, California, Boston and Garland, Texas, DHS officials found family and community members of the perpetrators suspected their intentions but did not know where to turn.”
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US colleges court foreign entrepreneurs who need visas
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Jul 07, 2016
“He came to America on a student visa, earned a master's degree from Babson College and is now starting a new business, but Abhinav Sureka worries that he'll have to return to India. To stay, he needs an ...”
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Clinton offers plan to freeze some college debt, cut tuition
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Jul 07, 2016
“(Reuters) - Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton on Wednesday proposed a temporary freeze on some student debt and the cutting of college tuition entirely for some families, focusing on an issue important to supporters of her rival Bernie Sanders. Clinton's latest proposal includes a three-month moratorium for federal student loan payments and a new measure to eliminate in-state college tuition for families whose income does not exceed $125,000, according to a release from her campaign. Clinton, the former secretary of state and presumptive Democratic Party nominee, is looking to win over supporters of Sanders, the Vermont senator who was her main opponent for the nomination as he consistently sought to push the party left.”
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Clinton’s new debt-free education proposal could draw Millennials
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Jul 07, 2016
“Presumed Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's campaign took a page from that of Bernie Sanders with her revised education plan, which promises free public higher education for most families. Mrs. Clinton had previously been opposed to Senator Sanders's proposal for free tuition. Released Wednesday, Clinton's revised plan promises free tuition at in-state, four-year, public colleges and universities to families with annual incomes under $125,000.”
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A history degree without studying U.S. history? It's possible at top colleges like Harvard, Yale and Stanford
by Education
Jul 07, 2016
“A new report concludes that too many history departments give short shrift to study of the United States. Faculty disagree.”
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Hillary Clinton Embraces Ideas From Bernie Sanders’s College Tuition Plan
by NYT > Education
Jul 05, 2016
“The presumptive Democratic nominee’s campaign said she plans to eliminate tuition at in-state public colleges for families with annual incomes under $125,000.”
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U.S. Urges Kansas State to Heed Reports of Off-Campus Rape
by NYT > Education
Jul 05, 2016
“A university policy not to investigate reports of rape off campus violates Title IX, the government said in documents supporting two women’s cases.”
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Here’s How Bad the Job Market Is If You Don’t Go to College
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Jul 05, 2016
“A new Georgetown University report shows that out of the 11.6 million jobs created after the Great Recession, 11.5 million went to applicants who had at least some college education on their résumés. Of these jobs, the bulk—8.4 million—went to Americans with bachelor’s degrees or higher—proof that earning a college diploma is worth the time and expense. People with some college education or an associate’s degree gained more than 3 million jobs, while post–Great Recession employment of workers with high school diplomas or less only grew by 80,000 jobs.”
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The Typical College Student Is Not Who You Think It Is
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Jul 02, 2016
“Who are today’s college students? The answer surprises most people who attended four year universities, according to Jamie Merisotis, President and CEO of Lumina Foundation. Addressing audiences, like the one he spoke to Friday at The Aspen Ideas Festival, co-hosted by the Aspen Institute and The Atlantic, he frequently poses this question: “What percentage of students in American higher education today graduated from high school and enrolled in college within a year to attend a four year institution and live on campus?””
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Workers Without College Degrees Are Getting Crushed in This Economy
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Jul 02, 2016
“While the United States has added 11.6 million job since the Great Recession, not all workers have been able to enjoy the recovery. Of the new jobs, 8.4 million have gone to workers with a bachelor’s degree or higher, while just 80,000 have gone to workers with a high school diploma or less, according to a new report, America’s Divided Recovery: College Haves and Have-Nots, from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce. “The modern economy continues to leave Americans without a college education behind,” Anthony Carnevale, report author and director of the Georgetown Center said in a statement.”
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Still questioning whether college is worth it? Read this.
by Education
Jul 01, 2016
“Four-year college graduates for the first time comprise a larger share of the workforce than workers with a high school diploma.”
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Would California bill infringe on religious liberty of Christian colleges?
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Jul 01, 2016
“When the Supreme Court declared same-sex marriage a constitutional right last year, many religious conservatives worried that simply maintaining their traditional views could be considered acts of discrimination. The California legislation, passed by the state Senate in May and taken up by the state Assembly on Thursday, would allow lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students to sue religious educational institutions if they were denied married student housing, dorms, or bathrooms consistent with their gender identities, or otherwise subject to rules of conduct that singled out their sexuality or identity.”
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Relieving the fears of the college-bound
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Jun 30, 2016
“A Consumer Reports poll of Americans with student loans offers a critical insight into the current state of higher education: More a quarter of those with college degrees said their education was not worth the cost. About 41 million Americans collectively owe more than $1.2 trillion in federal student loans – the biggest such burden of any country. On Tuesday, for example, Hillary Clinton proposed that $10 billion in federal money go for “alternative” education, such as online courses in computer coding, to ensure job-ready skills for innovation and entrepreneurship.”
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University of Connecticut revokes Cosby's honorary degree
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Jun 30, 2016
“STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The University of Connecticut on Wednesday revoked an honorary degree awarded to Bill Cosby, saying he engaged in conduct "incongruent" with the university's values.”
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Making It Easier for Homeless Youths to Get Cash for College
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Jun 30, 2016
“Getting financial aid to help pay the cost of college just got a little easier for the nation’s homeless students. On Tuesday the Department of Education announced changes to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid that will make the form more consistent and efficient for youths who don’t live at home with their parents. In a letter to Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., who has written to the DOE several times about homeless youths, Education Secretary John B. King Jr. wrote that the department would “clarify and simplify” the language in the FAFSA and streamline the application process.”
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Affirmative Action Survives at the Supreme Court
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Jun 28, 2016
“Updated at 2:16 p.m. The U.S. Supreme Court upheld Thursday the University of Texas at Austin’s plan to increase student diversity, defeating a conservative challenge that sought to imperil affirmative-action programs in higher education.”
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Football: Qatar using 3D printers to find perfect pitch
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Jun 28, 2016
“Following concerns over poor quality pitches at Euro 2016, Qatar has employed a high-tech solution to avoid similar criticisms of its World Cup in 2022 -- 3D printers and wind tunnels. Scientists at Qatar University, the country's largest higher education establishment, have created 3D-printed models of some of the potential eight stadiums that will be used in 2022, to try and ensure there are no such similar surface problems in six years' time. "We are aware of what is happening in Europe," lead scientist of the research, Saud Ghani said.”
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Federal government investigates American University's handling of sexual assault complaint
by Education
Jun 28, 2016
“American University disclosed that it is being investigated by the Department of Education for allegedly mishandling a student's report of sexual assault, the second probe the government has launched into the District school in less than two years.”
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Charismatic headmaster of Georgetown Preparatory School dies at 61
by Education
Jun 28, 2016
“Jeffrey L. Jones was revered on the Maryland campus and on the basketball court.”
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10 Colleges That Made Them CEOs
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Jun 27, 2016
“Where Fortune 500 CEOs Went to School”
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Colleges Where Top CEOs Earned Their Degrees
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Jun 27, 2016
“A strong academic foundation can help today's students become the top CEOs of tomorrow.”
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Kentucky's attorney general again sues governor, this time over Louisville kerfuffle
by Education
Jun 25, 2016
“Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear (D) filed a lawsuit Wednesday to stop Gov. Matt Bevin (R) from dissolving the board of trustees at the University of Louisville, accusing the Republican leader of making a unilateral decision without state lawmakers.”
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Study casts doubt on value of remedial math for college
by Education
Jun 25, 2016
“Researchers at the City University of New York find that putting students into college-level courses is sometimes a better option.”
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Race trumps income when it comes to creating a diverse college campus
by Education
Jun 25, 2016
“Nothing can substitute for race-based affirmative action when it comes to creating a more racially-diverse student body.”
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Supreme Court Upholds Affirmative Action Program at University of Texas
by NYT > Education
Jun 24, 2016
“The case challenged a part of the admission program at the University of Texas at Austin that takes race and ethnicity into account.”
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Swiss college students set a new world record for the fastest electric car
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Jun 24, 2016
“Students from ETH Zurich and Lucerne University have developed the world's fastest electric car, much faster than any production electric or gas engine car. The Grimsel ran a time of 1.5 seconds from 0-to-62 in just 100 feet.”
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Corinthian Colleges Used Recruiting Incentives, Documents Show
by NYT > Education
Jun 24, 2016
“The disclosure, found in internal documents in a suit filed by employees of the defunct for-profit education company, could help former students get loans forgiven.”
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Supreme Court Decision on Affirmative Action Cheered by College Admissions Experts
by NYT > Education
Jun 24, 2016
“After the Supreme Court upheld a University of Texas admission plan that considers factors like race and diversity, college officials praised the decision.”
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Abigail Fisher Lost, but Challenges to Affirmative Action Aren’t Over
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Jun 24, 2016
“It was a case intended to be a wrecking ball for affirmative action in college admissions. The opinion, authored by Justice Anthony Kennedy, supports diversity as “a critically important mission” in higher education while “closing off many of the doors that [affirmative action foes] had hoped would remain open,” Ifill said.”
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Panel votes against accreditor of for-profit colleges
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Jun 24, 2016
“WASHINGTON (AP) — An advisory panel to the Education Department has voted to recommend the government sever ties with a group that accredits many of the nation's for-profit colleges, including schools once owned by the now-defunct Corinthian Colleges Inc. — a critical vote that could lead schools to close their doors and threaten financial aid to hundreds of thousands of students.”
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Education Innovation: Studies in the First Amendment, Playing Out on Campus
by NYT > Education
Jun 23, 2016
“Schools seek to balance the conflicts between allowing free expression and maintaining a sensitivity to those offended by language that is deliberatively upsetting.”
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Education Innovation: How Public Universities Are Addressing Declines in State Funding
by NYT > Education
Jun 23, 2016
“Educators from the University of California, University of Kansas and University of Wisconsin-Madison discuss ways to raise revenue, lower costs and maintain high standards.”
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Education Innovation: Revamping Community Colleges to Improve Graduation Rates
by NYT > Education
Jun 23, 2016
“Community colleges across the United States are re-evaluating their curriculums and support structures to address the reasons so many students drop out.”
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Education Innovation: Educators Discuss the Future of Higher Education
by NYT > Education
Jun 23, 2016
“At a forum held by The New York Times, leading educators discussed teaching a digital generation, college costs and graduation rates.”
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Campus Sexual Assault: A Timeline of Major Events
by NYT > Education
Jun 23, 2016
“Although the outcry over sexual assault on college campuses has intensified recently, the issue has a long history.”
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Education Innovation: Teaching Professors to Become Better Teachers
by NYT > Education
Jun 23, 2016
“Many colleges are taking steps to help faculty members motivate and engage their students as new technology and research on effective techniques become available.”
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Education Innovation: Food Pantries Address a Growing Hunger Problem at Colleges
by NYT > Education
Jun 23, 2016
“As tuition and the enrollment of low-income students rise, food pantries have become more prevalent, opening on more than 300 campuses.”
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Education Innovation: At Vassar, a Focus on Diversity and Affordability in Higher Education
by NYT > Education
Jun 23, 2016
“Catharine Bond Hill has taken steps to increase the number of low-income and first-generation students and military veterans during her decade-long presidency at the liberal arts college.”
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New dating site helps college students find love
by Education: News & Videos about Education - CNN.com
Jun 22, 2016
“Though they had perhaps crossed paths several times on campus, it was only when Andy Lalinde was scrolling through images of cute girls online that the one with brunette hair standing in some South American country caught his eye.”
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Education Innovation: Students Look to Loan Alternatives to Simplify Process and Ease Burden
by NYT > Education
Jun 22, 2016
“A new program at Purdue University advances money to applicants based on its estimate of their future earnings. But this method has hit snags before.”
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Thousands of California college students homeless and go hungry
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Jun 22, 2016
“Nearly 50,000 students attending the largest public university in the United States are homeless and many more go hungry, according to a new study made public this week. The study, commissioned by California State University (CSU), which has 23 campuses across the western state and some 460,000 students, shows that 8.7 to 12 percent of students at the school are homeless while 21 to 24 percent lack a consistent food source. "I reflected a bit on the number, and the number one in five students at Cal State are food insecure are a gasp," said Timothy White, chancellor of the Cal State system, as he presented the findings at a conference on Monday.”
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Education Innovation: Campuses Struggle With Approaches for Preventing Sexual Assault
by NYT > Education
Jun 22, 2016
“Colleges and universities have stepped up their sexual assault education programs, but some data suggests that the number of incidents is actually rising.”
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10 Colleges and Universities Near the Beach
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Jun 22, 2016
“Colleges With a Coastal View”
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University graduates face higher brain tumour risk: study
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Jun 22, 2016
“People with at least three years of higher education are at greater risk for cancerous brain tumours than those with no more than nine years of schooling, perplexed researchers said Tuesday. "There is a 19 percent increased risk that university-educated men could be diagnosed with glioma," said Amal Khanolkar, a scientist at the Institute of Child Health in London and lead author of a study in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community. "It was a surprising result which is difficult to explain," Khanolkar told AFP.”
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10 Colleges Where Grads Owe the Most
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Jun 22, 2016
“The U.S. News Short List, separate from our overall rankings, is a regular series that magnifies individual data points in hopes of providing students and parents a way to find which undergraduate or graduate programs excel or have room to grow in specific areas. Be sure to explore The Short List: College, The Short List: Grad School and The Short List: Online Programs to find data that matter to you in your college or graduate school search.”
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Brain Tumor Risk Linked with Higher Education, Study Finds
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Jun 22, 2016
“People with higher levels of education may be more likely to develop certain types of brain tumors, a new study from Sweden suggests. Researchers found that women who completed at least three years of university courses were 23 percent more likely to develop a type of cancerous brain tumor called glioma, compared with women who only completed up to nine years of mandatory education and did not go to a university.”
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Big Perks for College Presidents
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Jun 17, 2016
“Salaries of college and university presidents have been escalating for years to the consternation of students and their parents, who are shouldering rising tuition and debt. Contracts obtained for a new academic study and reviewed by The Wall Street Journal offer a rare glimpse into these presidential compensation packages. Highlights include guarantees to make presidents the most well paid professor on campus after they leave office, six-figure annual retention bonuses, $500,000 sabbaticals and a second contract—and paycheck—for spouses.”
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DIVIDED AMERICA: Minorities missing in many legislatures
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Jun 16, 2016
“As Virginia's only Latino state lawmaker, Alfonso Lopez made it his first order of business to push for a law granting in-state college tuition to immigrants living in the U.S. illegally since childhood.”
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Georgetown survey: Three in 10 female undergrads experience sexual misconduct
by Education
Jun 16, 2016
“Findings at Jesuit university in Washington echo what top schools have found recently about sexual assault.”
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Out-of-State Enrollment Rises at State Flagship Universities
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Jun 15, 2016
“Some state flagships began accepting more out-of-state students in response to the 2008 financial cris i s since these students pay double -- or more -- in tuition than those in state, and that trend continues, college advisers and higher education consultants say. "Out of state pay roughly $15,000 more in tuition, and that's a lot of extra money per year that these colleges can use to finance their programs," says Victoria Tillson Evans, founder of Bethesda, Maryland-based Distinctive College Consulting, who advises high school students on the college admissions process. College advisers say the swelling applicant pool coupled with the push to increase tuition revenue increases competition at some state schools -- especially for in-state students.”
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Mexican telecoms tycoon Slim seeking second-hand phones
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Jun 15, 2016
“Mexican billionaire telecommunications tycoon Carlos Slim launched a program on Wednesday to collect used smartphones and donate them to schools, in order to provide students free access to educational materials. Slim, who controls telecoms giant America Movil, said at an event the firm would offer free wireless broadband access to whoever accessed contents on its website Aprende.org, whose offerings range from elementary math to university courses. The businessman said he was looking to create a secondary market for smartphones used for a year or two, "giving them an economic value," and then passing them on for free to public schools.”
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'I take him at his word': Judge in Stanford sexual assault case explained controversial sentence
by Education
Jun 15, 2016
“Newly released court documents shed light on the sentence in a Stanford University sexual assault case, a six-month jail term that has drawn outrage and sparked protests.”
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One sibling had Down syndrome, the other didn’t. They both graduated, and now they’re off to college.
by Education
Jun 15, 2016
“School officials say Madison Essig is among the first with Down syndrome to graduate with a standard diploma from a D.C. public school.”
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Judge who issued controversial sentence in Stanford trial removed from a new sexual assault case
by Education
Jun 15, 2016
“After his controversial sentencing in the Brock Turner sexual assault case at Stanford University, and approval of a motion to dismiss another case, the district attorney asked to have another judge for a pending sexual assault trial”
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Unique 2016 summer reading list - from college admissions counselors and deans
by Education
Jun 15, 2016
“It's for students, parents, teachers and everybody else.”
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Hundreds of colleges had zero rape reports in 2014. And that could be worrisome.
by Education
Jun 15, 2016
“With many women saying they were sexually assaulted in college, why is it that so many colleges had zero reports of rape?”
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A recommendation that could sink the nation's largest college accreditor
by Education
Jun 15, 2016
“The Education Department is recommending that the largest national accreditation agency lose the power to act as the gatekeeper between colleges and billions of dollars in federal financial aid.”
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2 Valedictorians in Texas Declare Undocumented Status, and Outrage Ensues
by NYT > Education
Jun 11, 2016
“One student said she was headed to the University of Texas at Austin, and the other is Yale-bound.”
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